Yesterday the new nurse for the next 3 day shifts arrived : an Indian woman named Nara, born a month earlier than I.
My nurse told me that Nara had visited my room a few days earlier, when I was in the operating theatre and after seeing the images on my wall had told her supervisor "I want to take care of her." (I have images of Goddess Narayani + Goddess Durga).
When we met for the first time yesterday, I was enthusiastic about meeting her as her colleagues spoke so highly of her, "you are Nara!".
She replied, "actually my name is Narayani".
The expression on my face must have been one of disbelief (I have never met a woman called Narayani, let alone my nurse in Paris...) as she showed me her badge and there was her name.
She responded "and my full name is Lakshmi Narayani" and said, pointing to the poster (see top photo), when I see that image, I see myself.
(check out Natalie's work, sculptor of the stunning statue in this poster - she specialises in inspired sacred sculptures)
I asked her "do you know there is a golden temple in South India in your honour Lakshmi Narayani?"
She knew of the Golden Temple as her family lives in Chennai, but she hasn't yet seen it. I told her that I have loads of photos on my computer to show her of the temple (I have photographed the temple in detail).
Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple at dawn - taken late last year.